Reports on Protest & Resistance
San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle:
On the national day of action, a spirited, diverse crowd of protesters was in the streets of downtown San Francisco during rush hour, demanding “Close Guantánamo!” and “End Indefinite detention!” We gathered at the Federal Building, hoisting banners, tying orange paper armbands on, and many getting into jumpsuits and hoods. Initiated by World Can’t Wait, the action grew to 30 people, representing many groups: Amnesty International (AI), the Bradley Manning Support Network, Code Pink, School of the Americas Watch.
Dozens of anti-war activists rallied with hundreds of disgruntled environmentalists in the streets around the cordoned-off home of Ann and Gordon Getty Wednesday, where the President was visiting with loyal benefactors. Just months into Obama’s second term in office, the administration is facing growing opposition to domestic political repression, mass incarceration, surveillance, and government action speeding climate destruction. The World Can’t Wait recognizes the potential for disaffection from business-as-usual to grow, and translate into concrete acts of resistance to the crimes of this government.
Beverly Rice, in her 70's, is currently serving 10 days in the Orange County, N.Y. prison system. She was sentenced by Judge Konstantinos Fatsis of Highland Falls. Her crime? Protesting Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan. In December of 2009, two months after Obama won the Nobel Peace Price, he announced from inside Westpoint military academy in upstate NY that he was escalating and expanding the war in Afghanistan with an additional surge of 30,000 more troops.
Enero - Febrero 2013: A continación unos artículos que han salido en el sitio web.
- Días de acción en abril: Parar la guerra de aviones no tripulados de EE.UU.
- Para Bradley, Ethan y las víctimas de “Asesinato colateral”
- Protestando los aviones no tripulados y las guerras de Obama en la Inauguración
Friday night was the first night of the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown. Lions danced in the streets. Drumming bounced off the walls of surrounding buildings, and tens of thousands of firecrackers created constant noise. Thousands of residents, tourists and GI's filled the streets. Our huge grey drone replica hovered over the celebration - a sober reminder of U.S. warfare in 2013.
The Arc of Justice Coalition, a group of local DC area residents called for an end to corporate domination of our political and economic system, and for an end to the US wars and occupations that are impoverishing us all in many ways while inflicting devastation abroad. Local residents joined the parade and we collectively expressed our opposition to the continuing militarism, drone strikes, US presidential kill lists, U.S. intervention in Latin America, bailouts of banks, home foreclosures, and profits over people.
About 200 protesters in the US capital marked the 11th anniversary Friday of the arrival of inmates at the US-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, demanding its immediate closure. The demonstrators marched from the Supreme Court to Congress to the White House in Washington, chanting “Close Guantanamo now!” and “Guantanamo has to go!”
President Barack Obama vowed when he was first elected in 2008 that he would close the prison camp.
As President Barack Obama spent his last day, January 5, in Hawaii, representatives from Hawaii Peace and Justice and World Can't Wait protested his assassin drone program and lack of effort on Palestinian issues in front of his Hawaii vacation home.
Emeryville, CA, Friday January 4: At an AMC multiplex where Zero Dark Thirty opened in the Bay Area, World Can’t Wait and other activists (including Amnesty International and Code Pink) were there from the first showing into the evening, flyering and agitating around a statue-still man in Guantanamo jumpsuit, hood and chains. His signboard read: “Torture is ALWAYS illegal, immoral and unacceptable – Don’t Buy CIA Lies!”
BEALE AFB (Marysville), Ca. – Nine military veterans and peace activists from throughout California were arrested around at the main gate to Beale AFB (North Beale Road) today, protesting the inhumane and cruel U.S. Drone Program, now killing thousands of innocent men, women and children around the world.